Bloggers Take Joss Whedon & Equality Now To Task

  • Blogger Melissa Gira Grant critiques Equality Now, which recently had a speech by Joss Whedon in which he discussed feminism, for its anti-prostitution stance … [Talking Points Memo]
  • … and blogger Flavia Dzodan critiques the contents of Whedon’s speech itself. [Red Light Politics]
  • Here’s Dream Hampton’s response to the murder last weekend of Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old girl who was shot to death after she got in a car accident and knocked on someone’s door for help. [YouTube]
  • bell hooks and Melissa Harris Perry held a conversation today at The New School that was streaming live online.  I cannot wait to watch it this weekend!  It should at the link here and also on The New School’s YouTube page soon. [ColorLines]
  • On the sterilization of women in California’s prisons. [Guardian UK]
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America has a new ad in which a woman, who was pregnant, explains her heartbreaking decision to abort a pregnancy after 20 weeks when doctors discovered her baby’s brain was malformed. [Huffington Post]
  • The UK’s Guardian spoke with a leader of FEMEN, a hugely controversial women’s rights group which engages in topless protests against sex tourism and prostitution. [Guardian UK]
  • Why little Black girls still need Disney princesses. [Clutch Magazine]
  • South Korean women’s soccer players are demanding Park Eun-Seon take a gender test and release the results, all because they believe a female player should not be able to play as well as she does. [Jezebel]
  • What “Masters Of Sex” overlooks about the life of sex researcher Virginia Johnson. [The New Yorker]
  • Here’s blogger Sady Doyle on rape threats, defending people you don’t like, and the ethics of mob justice. [In These Times]
  • What will it take to make a woman president? [TIME]

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